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Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash and Erie Canal

 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
1. Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures are still in evidence.
 
Erected 1932 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 08.1992.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 35.012′ N, 86° 41.017′ W. Marker is in Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on West Franklin Street. Click for map. West Franklin Street is on the south side of Delphi. US 421 (IN 39, Monroe Street) is the main highway from the south to the northwest. The major intersection with IN 25 is very busy and you'll need to go west (northwest) at this corner. Franklin is the next street by the Pizza Hut (2008-which is set back to the south). Turn south on Franklin. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon (approx. half a mile away); Delphi (approx. half a mile away);
Marker and the Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
2. Marker and the Wabash & Erie Canal
Delphi Historic Trails; Trail Head Park; VanScoy Towpath Trail; No Motorized Vehicles; Trails Open daun to Dusk Obear Millrace trail. The Towpath Trail is 1.0 miles long. The Millrace Trail is 0.6 miles long.
Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (approx. half a mile away); New Purchase Boundary (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel Milroy (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trail of Death (approx. 3 miles away); The Wabash & Erie Canal (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delphi.
 
Also see . . .  Delphi Wabash & Erie Canal. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
3. Wabash & Erie Canal
Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
4. Wabash & Erie Canal
The Canal Interpretive Center is located in Rhineland Trail (eastside of Delphi, off N Washington Street, which is the north side of the courthouse square). Here, there is more information on the canal and canal sites in the Delphi area.
Old Stone Bridge (Franklin Street over the W&E Canal) image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
5. Old Stone Bridge (Franklin Street over the W&E Canal)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,222 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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